Consultant (Senior Account Executive to Account Manager)

Employment: permanent – four or five days
Hybrid: home/remote and office in London
Application deadline: 31 December 2023
Salary: competitive

About us
Highbury Communications is a boutique consultancy providing strategic communications and public affairs advice to ambitious scale-ups, established innovators and top-tier global businesses. 

We implement corporate PR and public affairs campaigns that deliver commercial results.

We offer strategic communications services such as planning and strategy, corporate storytelling and messaging, and issues and crisis management. We also offer public affairs advice such as policy and political monitoring, stakeholder engagement, government relations and policy and consultation responses.

Our clients are typically tech businesses, financial institutions, and professional services firms.

The role

After several new business wins, we’re looking for a versatile and ambitious consultant (senior account executive to account manager) to hit the ground running.

The opportunity
  • Work on global campaigns with innovative and established businesses
  • Help inform policy and build momentum for ambitious scale-ups
  • Gain diverse experience across corporate reputation and public affairs accounts
  • Help engage a range of stakeholders including policymakers and journalists
  • Join a fast-growing agency with quick career progression and potential for senior leadership roles for the right person
  • Understanding our clients’ propositions and business and comms objectives
  • Leading campaigns with autonomy from senior colleagues
  • Monitoring political and policy developments
  • Helping identify and analyse critical stakeholders and policymakers
  • Contributing to government consultation responses, submissions and policy briefs
  • Delivering high impact media relations in the national, business and sector media
  • Creating engaging thought leadership and written content
  • Nurturing relationships with journalists and policymakers
  • Keeping abreast of the political, policy and news agenda across relevant sectors and

About you

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a PR or public affairs agency
  • Have run a PR and/or public affairs campaigns
  • Managed accounts and built relationships with clients, policymakers and journalists
  • Knowledge of how to identify and engage stakeholders and build coalitions
  • First-class written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive and evidence of industry
Key attributes
  • Critical thinker: able to seize opportunities or reduce risks for clients
  • Adaptable: ability to flex across corporate and public affairs accounts and issues to meet objectives and priorities.
  • Connected: to the political and media agenda
  • Curious: as a small agency, we want someone keen to learn beyond the remit of the role.
  • Passionate: given our mix of corporate and public affairs accounts, we want someone with an interest in and/or experience of both.
  • Positive: We value character more than credentials. We want someone who’s excited about the role, what they do and working in a small but growing business

Even if you don’t have the experience we’ve listed, contact us if you think you’re the right person.

What do we offer?

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

  • Flexible working
  • Remote/hybrid working
  • CIPR membership and regular training  
  • Up to 30 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Monthly team socials
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Percentage of new business wins



If interested, please send an email to with the subject line “Consultant application” with:

  • Your CV
  • A short cover letter with 100 words about a corporate PR or public affairs campaign you love and why


We may not be able to respond to all applications.